Robotic Surgery; A New Technology that Holds Significant Promise

Robotic Surgery; A New Technology that Holds Significant Promise


Robotic Surgery of Robotic-Assisted Surgery can be defined as the surgery that is carried out using mechanical arms controlled by surgeons, and it allows doctors to perform various types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility and control than is possible with conventional techniques.

This type of surgery may be used for a number of different procedures including coronary artery bypass, cutting away cancer tissue, gallbladder removal, hip replacement, hysterectomy, kidney replacement, mitral valve repair, pyeloplasty, pyloroplasty, radical prostatectomy, radical cystectomy, tubal ligation and various other conditions.

Despite its prevailing benefits; robotic surgery has several complications and risk factors such as for example but not limited to the loss of large amounts of blood, possible inadvertent cuts, tears, punctures, burns or other injuries to organs, blood vessels or nerves aside from the risks of human system and potential for mechanical failure.

The Department of General Surgery at Al Salam Hospital includes consultants with extensive experience to provide surgical multidisciplinary care along with preoperative surgical care, preoperative evaluation, operative intervention, and postoperative follow-up, always committing to the high standards of surgical care. The Department is equipped with the most updated and advanced devices and equipment necessary for carrying out all kinds of surgical procedures of different subspecialties; through a team of surgeons who have completed their training in institutions accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties.


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